Spencer, IN


Highest Appreciating Spencer Neighborhoods Since 2000

Spencer, IN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Spencer Housing Market Information

With 2,271 people, 1,055 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $112,342, house prices in Spencer are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Spencer, accounting for 57.30% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Spencer include mobile homes or trailers ( 14.43%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.76%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.51%).

People in Spencer primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Spencer has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Spencer built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Spencer built before 1939 ( 30.86%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 29.11%). There's also some housing in Spencer built between 2000 and later ( 6.76%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Spencer. Fully 12.01% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Spencer homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Spencer real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Spencer Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Spencer's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.56% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Spencer that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Spencer real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Spencer appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.67%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 70.97% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Spencer. Spencer appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -2.78%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -10.68%.

Notably, Spencer's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Spencer's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,084,000 0.0
$813,001 - $1,084,000 0.0
$541,001 - $813,000 0.0
$434,001 - $541,000 0.4
$325,001 - $434,000 1.3
$217,001 - $325,000 8.8
$108,001 - $217,000 38.6
$54,001 - $108,000 39.7
$0 - $54,000 11.2

Low for IN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
69.954881050041 61.7647058823529

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Spencer Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
9.57% 0.53% 3 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$709 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.96
Renters 46.04
Vacant 12.01

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.8
1970 - 1999 33.3
1940 - 1969 29.1
1939 or Older 30.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.3
Townhomes 6.0
Small Apt. Buildings 12.8
Apt. Complexes 9.5
Mobile Homes 14.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.42
1 Bedroom 15.35
2 Bedrooms 36.61
3 Bedrooms 34.28
4 Bedrooms 8.67
5 or more bedrooms 0.67